Organic Hybrid Perovskite (MAPbI3−xClx) for Thermochromic Smart Window with Strong Optical Regulation Ability, Low Transition Temperature, and Narrow Hysteresis Width

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Author(s)

  • Hau Him Lee
  • Rui Cheng
  • Shien-Ping Feng

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number2010426
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume31
Issue number26
Online published26 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2021

Abstract

Recently, organic hybrid halide perovskites have been found to show thermochromism with good optical performance, which can be applied in smart windows to reduce building energy consumption. However, these perovskites have shortcomings regarding their thermochromic performance, namely long transition time, high transition temperature, and large transition hysteresis width. In this study, a hydrated MAPbI3−xClx thermochromic perovskite smart window (H-MAPbI3−xClx TPSW) is proposed, which undergoes a reversible transition between a transparent state and a dark reddish-brown tinted state with a high solar modulation ability of 23.7%. Most importantly, the H-MAPbI3−xClx TPSW possesses a tunable low transition temperature of 29.4 to 51.4 °C, a controllable and narrow transition hysteresis width (7.7–13.2 °C) and a short transition time (1–4 min). Additionally, a mathematical model is developed to predict the transition temperature of the H-MAPbI3−xClx TPSW. A field test is also conducted, demonstrating that the H-MAPbI3−xClx TPSW fitted to a model house can reduce the indoor air temperature by 3.5 °C compared to using a quartz glass window. Overall, the H-MAPbI3−xClx TPSW can yield excellent optical properties, while simultaneously providing remarkable transition properties, making it potentially useful for a wide range of applications in energy-efficient buildings.

Research Area(s)

  • energy-efficient buildings, perovskite, smart windows, solar modulation, thermochromism

Citation Format(s)

Organic Hybrid Perovskite (MAPbI3−xClx) for Thermochromic Smart Window with Strong Optical Regulation Ability, Low Transition Temperature, and Narrow Hysteresis Width. / Liu, Sai; Du, Yu Wei; Tso, Chi Yan; Lee, Hau Him; Cheng, Rui; Feng, Shien-Ping; Yu, Kin Man.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 31, No. 26, 2010426, 23.06.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review